Aging Artfully: 12 Profiles of Visual and Performing Women Artists 85–105 Audiobook, by Amy Gorman Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Amy Gorman Narrator: Becky Parker Publisher: Author's Republic Audio Length: Release Date: March 2016 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781518923944

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Living to 100?

“Old age is hot right now…they don’t know what to do with us!!” says Isabel Ferguson, one of the women featured in Amy Gorman’s Aging Artfully. Based on interviews of inspirational artists, musicians and dancers 85–105 living with zest in the San Francisco Bay area, Aging Artfully captures historical memories of the last century as the lives and creative processes of each artist unfold. Meet Dorothy Takahashi Toy, 89, an Asian American, who tap danced her way into the white world and broke racial barriers, to Lily Hearst, a Viennese pianist who played scales and pieces daily until she died at 107. The 12 positive multi-ethnic role models portrayed in Aging Artfully have no time for complaining.

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About the Author

Amy Gorman first became interested in aging as a young speech therapist working at VA Hospitals. Later, as a medical social worker she witnessed the devastating effects of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. She founded Kidshows in 1982, a nonprofit that introduces children to the arts, theater, music and dance. During eighteen years as director, many professional performers shared their concerns about continuing to earn a living in their art forms as they aged. The book Aging Artfully is the synthesis of Gorman’s experience working with aging and the arts. She lives with her husband in Berkeley, California.

About the Narrator

Becky Parker is a voice talent and audiobook narrator.